Terms & Conditions
List of our Terms & Conditions
Informed Consent to Treatment
Telemedicine describes the delivery of health care services through information and communication technologies to promote the health of individuals and their communities. It involves the exchange of information between doctors and patients, or between doctors and professional colleagues, for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, and for research, evaluation and continuing education.
General Nature of the Consultation
The healthcare professional will take a clinical history from you, and will also take both macroscopic and dermatoscopic images of your skin complaint (‘my records’). This information will be securely transmitted by the healthcare professional to the DermView platform. An expert consultant dermatologist or plastic surgeon (located in Ireland) will review your teledermatology referral and they will advise on diagnosis and management of your condition.
Improved access to medical care by enabling you to attend your doctor or healthcare professional while a specialist consultant dermatologist or plastic surgeon at another site provides advice and/or a diagnosis based on your records.
More efficient medical evaluation and management.
Obtaining expertise of a qualified specialist more quickly.
As with any medical interaction, there are potential risks associated with the use of this form of telemedicine which include some which may require you to have a face to face consultation with a consultant, but may not be limited to:
In rare cases, a lack of access to complete medical records may result in incorrect diagnosis or treatment;
In very rare cases, security protocols could fail, causing a breach of privacy of personal medical information;
Delays in medical evaluation and treatment could occur due to deficiencies or failures of the equipment.
The primary alternative to this form of telemedicine is for my doctor to refer me for a face to face consultation with a consultant dermatologist or plastic surgeon.